The course treats issues in cutting-edge research fields with a strongly practical-oriented approach and it is actually eligible for recognition of educational credits by different university and institutions. We usually provide a detailed letter with the program, topics, hours of theory and practice so that the participants can discuss it with the person responsible for the ECT System at their own university. The letter is signed by the President of Microb&co for the administrative aspect and by the Scientific Director of the course for the scientific content. Basically one European Credit point equals on average between 25 and 30 working hours; the range indicates that the credit points are decided at national level. The ICME last 4,5 days with 8 working hours per day which means a total of 36 hours.
A smart way to assign credits to the 8ICME course, would be to compare it with some other courses provided at your institution which has an established amount of EC; this apparently works fine for supervisors to identify the right number of credits. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.